Monthly Archives: May 2004

“If you do not yet carry a Moleskine pocket notebook, you probably have never held one. I find it to be a near-perfect design tool for sketching and note taking. Not only is it excellent quality, it is perfectly proportioned, … Continue reading

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USDA Plant of the Week

Ephedra nevadensis S. Wats. Nevada jointfir Symbol: EPNE Group: Gymnosperm Family: Ephedraceae Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Duration: Perennial U.S. Nativity: Native NRCS Plants Database Image: ©Gary A. Monroe. White Mountains, CA. Usage Guidelines.

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The Art of Eating

“There are 1,500 bakers in and around Paris, and nearly every one makes baguettes. Yet hardly any baguette is a classic baguette. French bread is gradually recovering from the flavorless hell of white bread into which it descended in the … Continue reading

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Decapoda Crustacea

“Want some sea food, mama! Shrimpers and rice, that’s very nice!” –Fats Waller, American blues singer “I shall be but a shrimp of an author” –English poet Thomas Gray in Sketch of his own Character, 1768 “A shrimp who sought … Continue reading

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Tricia – By The Inch

“For a project in drawing class we had to take self portraits and are going to draw from them. The instructor told us to print out lots of copies to experiment on before we moved to drawing paper. I thought … Continue reading

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Absinthe Minded

“Hideous Absinthe boldly combines the art, literature, science, and social history of the nineteenth century to produce the story of a drink that came to symbolize both the high points of art and the depths of degeneration. Jad Adams looks … Continue reading

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Earthquake Summary Posters

“Each poster in the Earthquake Summary Poster series contains multiple panels showing the epicentral area, plate tectonic environment, earthquake history, and generalized seismic hazard of the region. These posters are approximately 36 inches wide by 24 inches high. The posters … Continue reading

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Balls of Strings

“Our box of four brightly colored balls of string are from Italy with the most wonderful quote silk-screened on the top, “You tie me with love, you wrap me with a beautiful string of cuddles and kisses.” It would be … Continue reading

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The Journals Lewis and Clark

“A windy day, fair and clear. Many of the Gros Ventres- or Big Bellies-and Wetersoons came to see us and hear the council. The wind being so violently hard from the S.W. prevented our going into council. Indeed the chiefs … Continue reading

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brushtrokes for peace The Peace Poster Project | march-april 2003 … [Parenthesis:] “Don’t spam too much of the same thing or it will spoil and fun… and I’ll vaporize you!” The Amazing Blograffiti

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